Cyber Security - How to Protect Your Computer From Hackers

Cyber Security is a multi-layered process. Think of each tool put in place to protect your data as a wall, and each “wall” is part of your “cyber fortress.” The more walls you have in place, the harder it is for cybercriminals to breach your network and your data. Installing a single anti-virus program is no longer sufficient to protect against hackers. The good news is that there are many small steps that you can take right now to safeguard your network and all your devices:

Securing Mobile Devices

These additional steps should be standard best practices for protecting your mobile devices from cyber attacks:

Don’t Use Public WiFi – Unless you have a reliable VPN installed on your phone, tablet or laptop, avoid using public WiFi. Nearby hackers are ready, willing and able to steal your private data when you log on through a public WiFi network.

Turn Off Bluetooth When Not Using It – Leaving your Bluetooth “On” and dormant supplies another access point for cybercriminals.

Install Anti-Virus/Spyware Apps – Just as you protect your network and your PC, you need to install cyber protection to safeguard laptops, cell phones and tablets.

Strengthen Your Phone’s Passcode – Choose six-character passcodes over four-character ones and avoid using passcodes that are simple to remember. Unfortunately, they are often the ones that are easiest to hack.

Routinely Clear Your Browsing History – Clearing your browsing history on a regular basis is a simple way to reduce what information can be gleaned about your online activities.

Do Not Use Auto-Complete – Auto-complete learns to complete words that you type repeatedly. It also can take some of the guesswork out of attacking your data.

DIGIGUARD Cyber Security Knows How To Protect Your Network and Devices From Hackers

DIGIGUARD, specializing in preventing cyber threats, has a wide array of solutions to protect against cybercrimes and ensure you have the best possible protection. It works with small and midsized businesses to establish cyber security best practices to ensure their confidential data is secure and that all your devices have the specific protections they require, especially those used for remote-access work. For any business, cyberattacks can have devastating consequences. DIGIGUARD can assess your cyber risks and work with you to design the best protection solutions for your business.

Call DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) and visit to discuss how you can increase your company’s level of cyber security and avoid a deadly cyberattack.